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Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'
    5 reviews
Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass
Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass
Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass
Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass
Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass
Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass
Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass
Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass
Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass
Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass
Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass
Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass
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Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass

Miscanthus sinensis 'Strictus'
    5 reviews

Fantastic Grass with Alternating Green and Yellow Bands

  • Unique, Upright, Variegated Grass
  • Reddish Plumes from late Summer into Winter!
  • Winter! Plant in Mass for Stunning Look!
  • Easy to grow - grows in any soil!
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Striking AND easy to grow, Porcupine Miscanthus Grass is a great choice! This Maiden Grass stands out from the rest with its exciting variegated foliage and its unique, stiff, upright habit.

Alternating bands of vibrant greens and yellows give this hardy grass a fantastic look. Reddish plumes emerge around August. Plumes last well into winter holding our interest for months!

Plant in full to part sun for best results. Porcupine Grass is adaptable to any soil, but prefers a moist, well-drained soil. This hardy grass is deer, pest, and disease resistant and rabbit, pollution, and salt tolerant! This tough plant even thrives in urban and coastal areas!

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Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass FAQ

How To Divide Porcupine Maiden Grass

Propagate this grass by dividing root clumps in the spring season once the grass has matured to atleast 3 years of age.

Where Should I Plant This Grass?

This grass is adaptable to a variety of soils and thrives in a spot that gets full sun to part shade exposure in grow zones 5-9. Space 4-5 feet apart to accomodate a 4-6 foot spread at maturity.

What Are Good Companion Plants For This Ornamental Grass?

Hydrangeas, sedum, and lilies are among the top choices of plants to mix in a garden bed with this grass.

Caring for Porcupine Miscanthus Maiden Grass

When planting your Porcupine Grass choose the best location for this plant to thrive. Be sure to plant this grass in growing zones 5 to 9. This grass can grow in full sun to part shade. Porcupine Miscanthus is adaptable to a variety of soil, but prefers well-drained moist soil.

Water deeply once or twice weekly when newly planted (about 3 months) to help the roots grow properly. After the first year this grass is drought tolerant and only rarely needs water. Water thoroughly in extreme heat, especially in the first summer. Fertilize lightly with a slow release, balanced fertilizer in spring for optimal growth. Prune back this grass to 6 inches in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges.

Porcupine grass is extremely hardy as well as pest and disease resistant. It is also deer, rabbit, pollution, and salt tolerant.

Landscape ideas

Porcupine Miscanthus works great in mass plantings or by itself. It is perfect for an accent in any type of garden or mixed bed. The unique colors and upright habit of this grass adds vibrancy to areas that are dull. Try this grass in a container for a stunning look everyone will admire! Porcupine Grass can grow up to 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide so give it some space to thrive at maturity. For a grass hedge, plant every 4 feet. Plant at least 6 feet apart on center for defined individual plants.

For additional options, be sure to browse our Pink Muhly GrassOrnamental Grasses and Miscanthus Maiden Grass collection.

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Growing Zones 5-9
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 6-10 Feet
Mature Width 4-5 Feet
Growth Rate moderate
Fall Color Orange
Bloom Color Red

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